*Sorry in advance that my thread is so long... but I just cannot decide on what to purchase... So I'm putting up all of my current ideas!
So basically, the point of this thread is that I need help deciding on a new computer (hardware, rather) for around $500 or $600... And I'm not too concerned about cases, monitors, sound systems, or OS's at this point.
I do partake in quite a bit of online gaming, and like to play games such as Fallout 3, CoD, Eve, and other games that deserve to be played to high levels.
My current computer just doesnt cut it... at all. It is old, and I mean OOOLLLDDDDDD
I do have a few choices. Two are factory-assembled, and the other two are ideas of my own.
If you have anything that you'd like to say at all, or any suggestions, please
post! If a suggestion is given to an alternative piece of hardware or other item, please try to post a price alongside, or a relative idea of price.
:My first creation
(I know I couldn't really build this one for around $500 - $600, but if it seems to blow my other ideas out of the water, I'll just take this one.)
(optional, seeing as I already have a case) Antec Nine Hundred with blue fans and Cooler Master Centurion 590 (500watt power supply) or
Apevia X-Plorer Mid-T
Water Cooled, Intel Extreme Core 2 QX6700 Quad Core or e7200 (over clocking to 3.17 GHz)
4GB Corsair XMS2 Dominator DDR2-800 or 8800GT
NVIDIA 9600 or 8800(?)GTX 768MB GDDR3 (x2) or XFX 9600GT
NVIDIA High Definition
Saitek Eclipse II (glows blue) or Logitech G15
Tiger blue 512MB (x2) or 1TB
80GB EVGA 630i
Intel Core 2Quad
:My second creation
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz with Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (w/ heat sink/fan) [(Processor) ZipZoomFly - $81/ (Arctic Silver) Newegg- $7]
ASUS M3A78 Pro (1066/800MHz) [Newegg - $66]
Power Supply (Choice 1):
Corsair HX520w [Newegg - $95]
Power Supply (Choice 2):
Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 [AxionTech - $73]
PNY or NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT 512MB [ItDiscountWorld - $64]
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB [Newegg - $45]
Western Digital Caviar SE 320GB (or more) HD [Newegg - $50]
Sony DRUV200A/BR DVD/CD [TigerDirect - $40]
Sound Card (Optional):
HT Omega Striker 7.1 [Newegg - $90]
Apevia X-Plorer Mid-T [Newegg - $60]
Saitek Eclipse II or Logitech G15 [(Saitek) Newegg - $48/ (Logitech) Newegg - $80]
CyberpowerPC Gamer Infinity 3313
:Factory-assembled (would be used for school/work)
ASUS Eee PC Netbook
Thank you all again for any comments!:laughing: